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History of Department
Department of Public Finance was founded in 1949 under the jurisdiction of Taiwan Provincial College of Law and Commerce. In 1957, the College abolished the Department and soon merged into Department of Economics. However, the increasing pressure of financial problems upon government agencies made possible by the Department to revitalize in 1971.Latterly, Taiwan Provincial College of Judicial Administration, which was changed to National Chung Hsing University. Since 1949, the Department has been striving to provide high-quality public finance education to make students well-prepared for future governmental service as well as for economic research and private practice. Our graduates play an important role in the government. In February of 2000, National Taipei University was formed. Dr. Shih-Hsin Hsu was appointed the first chairman of the Department. He had proposed a detailed long-term development plan for our Department. Each year, our department graduates over 135 students, including 15 students from the M.A. program, 120 students from the B.A. program.
Our Department now has presented undergraduate and graduate degrees, and its goal is to educate financial analysts and researchers for government agencies and private sectors.The Department has five professors, three associate professors, four assistant professor, one lecturer, and three administrative assistants.
The establishment of Department of Public Finance is in response to the rapid change of our society and the future need of national development. Taking into consideration the role the govement should play and the responsibility an educational institution should take, the department puts the equal emphasis on the teaching and research. The researches are directed to such themes as "localization", "Internationalization", and "Globalization". Under the guidance of inter-discipline, the department works on the efficiency allocation of resources, the planning of fiscal system and the empirical analysis and assessment of fiscal policy.
The Department’s mission is: (1) to develop financial managers well trained in theory and practice for public sectors and enterprises, and (2) to advance our national competitiveness through professional education in financial science. The Undergraduate level presents two specialized programs: “Financial Theory” and “Fiscal Practice,” respectively. The main theme of this level focuses upon public economics and financial knowledge. The graduate level stipulates two dual educational goals: (1) “to steer research orientation by means of teaching,” and (2) “to enrich teaching by means of research.” The master program widely and deeply explores local issues of public finance, interdisciplinary studies in fiscal theory, and international cooperation. The topical issues focus upon the rational allocation of national budgetary resource, the formulation of budgetary system, and the empirical studies of public finance and budgetary policy.
The Department’s vision:
  1. To encourage faculty members systematically to explore fiscal problems; in addition, to recruit qualified financial specialists to improve the quality of faculty that results in enlarging the size of undergraduate program;
  2. To purchase computers and E-related facilities, professional journals and periodicals for research and teaching;
  3. To integrate theory and practice in public finance strengthening the exchange of knowledge and technology in professional and academic communities;
  4. To establish an interdisciplinary “Government Budgetary Empirical Studies Center,” cooperating closely with government agencies to build up data bank and positive model of fiscal analysis.